Robert John Baltrum
1945 - 2021
Butala Funeral Home & Crematory - Sycamore
1405 Dekalb Ave
Sycamore, IL
Robert John Baltrum
Born: May 21, 1945 in Oak Park, IL
Died: August 28, 2021 in Winfield, IL
Robert John Baltrum, 76, of Genoa died Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL.
He was born on May 21, 1945, in Oak Park, IL. He was the son of Paul and Marie (Eagan) Baltrum. He married Lorraine Rausa on Dec. 23, 1967.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator/flight instructor and Reserve Officer, retiring at the rankof Commander.
He was a pilot for American Airlines for 20 years as First Officer and Captain flying several different aircraft over his career.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Baltrum, his son Robert Baltrum Jr. and his wife Kristen Baltrum (Bruner) and grandchildren James and Madeline, and his son James Baltrum and his wife Ann Rodriguez-Baltrum and grandchildren Cameron and Loretta. Also survived by his brother Paul and his wife Nancy and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, and mother, Marie.
His funeral mass will be on Saturday, Sept. 4th at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, IL. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
Arrangements were completed by the Butala Funeral Home, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178. To sign the online guest book, go to

Published by The MidWeek News from Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 2021.
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Funeral Mass
St. Catherine of Genoa Church
340 S. Stott, Genoa, IL
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We are saddened to hear of the passing of out brother in Christ. We enjoyed Bob and his participation in the Men's group Men at War held at CrossWind Church Genoa. Bob attended faithfully, and was always encouraging in his comments on his faith. We will miss Bob and his insight on his walk with Christ. Our sympathy to his wife and children.
Men at War... Men's bible discussion group... CrossWind Church Genoa IL
David O'Donnell
September 3, 2021
Oh Lorraine, I was so sorry when Karen called me about Bob´s death. He and I both went to St Simeon´s School in Bellwood, 1st and 2nd grade I think. It was great to reconnect w/ him many years later at some Eagan party! Karen said he had a tough health challenge the past few years, which means it also affected you. I´m sending hugs, prayers and healing energy to you and the rest of your family. Love, Maureen
Maureen Quinn Olsen
September 3, 2021
We just met Bob less than a month ago, but I feel like Bob was someone I knew most of my life. Bob new what he wanted and still showed respect to others. Bob is a generation of man that I grew up around and wished to be like when I grew up. I feel blessed to have had the honer to meet Bob ,and for my sons to hear him tell his stories. To Bobs family we send our sincere condolences God bless all of you. Kevin, Trace, and Cole CADY
Kevin Cady
September 1, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Bob from our days at Loyola Rome Center. You have our sympathy.
Kathleen and Bill Watts
September 1, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Lorraine and the family. We will sure miss seeing Bob bike around the neighborhood and work in the backyard.
Dan & Sheri Wigant
September 1, 2021
Lorraine and family, we offer our deepest sympathies and prayers in your great loss. Bob was a very special man and patriot with a generous heart and deep spirituality. He will be greatly missed.
Walt and Connie Straube
September 1, 2021
We will always remember Bob with a smile. He was a special person, a good friend and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We will miss you.
Rachel and Tim
August 31, 2021
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